Chocolate Fondant Recipe

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Fool-Proof Chocolate Fondant-woman and home
Fool-Proof Chocolate Fondant-woman and home
(Image credit: steve baxter)
Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time12 mins
Total Time27 mins
Nutrition Per PortionRDA
Calories727 Kcal36%
Fat38 g54%
Saturated Fat22 g110%

Want something super chocolatey that feels extra indulgent for your next dinner party pud? Give this easy dessert recipe a go and your guests will all be impressed.

It only takes 30 minutes to put together this chocolate recipe, but these individual chocolate puds look so much more impressive than anything shop bought and you’ll find it much more simple to make than you’d think. Plus, you can make them ahead of time too for a great dinner party recipe.


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  • melted butter, for greasing
  • cocoa powder, for dusting
  • 275g (9.5oz) dark chocolate (at least 70% cocoa solids)
  • 225g (8oz) unsalted butter
  • 400g (14oz) caster sugar
  • 0.5tsp vanilla extract
  • 5 large free-range eggs, beaten
  • 200g (7oz) plain flour, sifted

you will need

  • 8 metal pudding bowls or ramekins


  1. Heat the oven to 180 C, 160 C fan, 350 F, gas 4. Brush the pudding moulds sparingly with melted butter, dust with cocoa powder and shake out the excess. Set aside. Melt the chocolate and butter gently in a saucepan. Remove from the heat and stir in the sugar and vanilla extract. Leave to cool slightly.

  2. Whisk the eggs into the mixture a little at a time, then fold in the sifted flour and a little salt until you have a smooth mixture.

  3. Divide between the moulds – each one two thirds full. Place on the middle shelf of the oven and cook for 12 minutes exactly. Remove from the oven, run a knife round the edges, invert and tip out on to serving plates. Serve immediately with vanilla ice cream and fresh seasonal berries.